Blog Posts - Art And Design



A cosy weekend in Copenhagen – win a weekend break

There’s been a lot of talk about Hygge recently, the Danish word for those feel-good moments when you are snuggled up in front of the fire with a glass of mulled wine, or meeting friends in a café with candles flickering. If you’re cons...
by Heather on her travels on Dec 18, 2016

3 fab boutique hotels in Bristol – and what to do when staying there

Living in Bristol I often get asked for recommendations on the best places to stay as well as what to do in my lovely home town. For travellers who enjoy taking short city-breaks, I believe that the choice of hotel is a big factor in how you expe...
by Heather on her travels on Dec 2, 2016

Inspired by Bristol artists at the Affordable Art Fair

“Buy what you love” is the advice of Bristol artist Abigail McDougall when it comes to investing in original artworks, like those she paints in her studio in Jamaica Street, Bristol. With Bristol’s Affordable Art Fair coming up nex...
by Heather on her travels on Sep 2, 2016

Inspired by Bristol artists at the Affordable Art Fair

“Buy what you love” is the advice of Bristol artist Abigail McDonnall when it comes to investing in original artworks, like those she produces from her studio in Jamaica Street, Bristol. With Bristol’s Affordable Art Fair coming up...
by Heather on her travels on Sep 2, 2016

10 cool things to do on Bristol’s Harbourside

On a sunny afternoon in Bristol the harbourside is buzzing. Locals with an after-work pint in their hand spill out onto cafe terraces or soak up the sunshine with their legs dangling over the harbour wall. At the weekend families gravitate to the har...
by Heather on her travels on Aug 11, 2016

HOT: States of Blue: West Projections Festival 2016

West Projections Festival 2016 is a free projection festival which returning for the third year in a row to light up Footscray’s streets. From Monday 15 August to Sunday 11 of September 2016, be immersed in the colour blue through a serie...
by MEL: HOT OR NOT on Aug 9, 2016

A driving tour of South Wales: in search of Dylan Thomas

Dylan Thomas is the favourite literary son of Wales, born in Swansea and much celebrated before his untimely death at the age of 39. Even if you don’t know his poetry, my driving tour of the places he lived and loved will show you some of the m...
by Heather on her travels on Jul 21, 2016

One Day in Vienna? See The Highlights With These Tips

If you only have one day in Vienna, of course you want to make the most of it! Let The Travel Tester guide you to some of the highlights of this city. You just finished reading One Day in Vienna? See The Highlights With These Tips! Consider leavin...
by The Travel Tester on Jul 5, 2016

The Brochure Rack: Spanish Riding School in Vienna, Austria

Plan your trip ahead with The Travel Tester Brochure Rack. This week, you can download the flyer of the Spanish Riding School in Vienna. You just finished reading The Brochure Rack: Spanish Riding School in Vienna, Austria! Consider leaving a comm...
by The Travel Tester on Jun 28, 2016

The Brochure Rack: MuseumsQuartier in Vienna, Austria

Plan your trip ahead with The Travel Tester Brochure Rack. This week, you can download the flyer of the MuseumsQuartier in Vienna. You just finished reading The Brochure Rack: MuseumsQuartier in Vienna, Austria! Consider leaving a comment! Follow...
by The Travel Tester on Jun 28, 2016

Snapshots from Milan Design Week 2016

Ok, ok - so Fuori Salone (or Design Week) was all the way back in April. But what is this blog if not a great big collection of delayed and outdated posts? Consider it an anthology of nostalgia (much like my Instagram feed actually, which often draws...
by La Lingua on Jun 23, 2016

HOT: Degas: A New Vision, NGV International, 180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

National Gallery of Victoria’s Winter Masterpieces exhibition for 2016 is an unprecedented retrospective exhibition of the artist Edgar Degas. Degas: A New Vision is the biggest collection of Degas’ works ever to be staged in Australia, including...
by MEL: HOT OR NOT on Jun 23, 2016

HOT: Scorsese, ACMI Australian Centre for Moving Image, Federation Square, Melbourne

Martin Scorsese is one of cinema’s most influential directors ever and an exhibition exploring to his life and career has opened at ACMI for an exclusive Australian season from Die Deutsche Kinemathek – Museum für Film und Fernsehen, Berlin. The...
by MEL: HOT OR NOT on Jun 8, 2016

The Stylish Traveller’s Guide to St Kitts

If you’re looking for the authentic Caribbean experience, I can recommend a visit to St Kitts, one half of the island federation of St Kitts and Nevis. The fields that once grew sugar cane are lush and undeveloped while the island capital of B...
by Heather on her travels on May 5, 2016

Russia for art and literature lovers – where to go in Moscow, St Petersburg and the Golden Ring

Discover Russia as a destination for art and literature lovers as  Audley Travel country specialist Nick shares some of his cultural highlights from his travels to Moscow, St Petersburg and the Golden Ring. This year is the official UK-Russia Yea...
by Heather on her travels on May 3, 2016

HOT: Melbourne Art Book Fair, NGV International, 180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

Melbourne Art Book Fair is back at NGV International for the second year after a very successful event in 2015 when 16,000 people attended. Tonight was a very busy preview session before the main event this Saturday and Sunday.  Melbourne Art Book F...
by MEL: HOT OR NOT on Apr 29, 2016

A driving tour of Costa Brava – old town Girona, seaside Cadaques and all the Dalí in between

Ah, Costa Brava – fresh green wheat fields, yellow rapeseed edged with poppies and views over the olive trees to the snow capped Pyrenees in the distance. These are the memories that we brought home from our recent short break, staying in a rus...
by Heather on her travels on Apr 15, 2016

Glasgow Artists and their Best Street Art Murals

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by The Travel Tester on Apr 5, 2016

Visiting the Acropolis in Athens – here’s what you need to know – video

If ever there is a must-see site that epitomises Ancient Greece it is the Acropolis. This rocky hill is topped by the Parthenon temple dedicated to Athena, goddess of wisdom and war who planted the first olive tree on this very spot to found the ci...
by Heather on her travels on Mar 22, 2016

Inherit the dust

Nick Brandt creates portraits of African animals, one of those photographers whose career is a testament to profound patience. His latest series puts a twist on his usual work, placing large canvases of his photos in blighted landscapes and photograp...
by Make Wealth History on Mar 11, 2016


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